Yesterday I attended Creative Junction's celebratory event, Fete Create in Witney. It was held on a farm, Cogges and I was somewhat bemused to be presenting to a group of young people, in a barn with two very much in love doves cooing loudly overhead! (was relieved to remain clean however after the warning about flying poop I had!). I was talking about the work I have completed as part of a contract to help Ranelagh School English dept use more technology for their teaching. We completed a variety of mini projects - tweeting in the characters from Much Ado About Nothing, blogging as the same characters, using Voicethread to comment on bullying images, writing stories on Storybird, creating glogs for persuasive writing and on the themes of MAAN to be used for revision, making MyFakeWall pages for the characters in a play, writing poetry with Piclits and writing collaborative stories on Neo 2 notebooks that were then published on a blog. Some of the Ranelagh students I worked with were in in my session yesterday and I was very pleased to see them! The creative partnership with this school worked really well, and I think we all learnt something from staff to students. It was different , talking to kids that were perched on hay bales but good fun too!
We had a wonderful picnic lunch in the very sunny orchard and were so very lucky to have a visit from author Philip Pullman. I didn't have a books to get signed so Philip signed the back of my iPad case! Even more treasured now of course.
Such amazingly creative work I heard about yesterday, Creative Junction are fabulous facillitators, such a shame that they no longer have funding to continue. Schools and students will feel their loss greatly.
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.